There are several robot companies in the industry that produce machine loading robots. One of those companies, Motoman Robotics, manufacturers several different robot models that can be used for machine loading, as well as dozens of other material handling applications.
Motoman machine loading robot systems are designed to handle a variety of items. One customer wanted a Motoman machine loader that was flexible enough to load raw pipe couplings into a hydraulic press for trimming, according to the Motoman website. The system had to have a production rate of at least 6.9 seconds per pick and had to be able to handle at least four different coupling sizes. Along with those goals, Motoman had to build a robotic machine loader that could reduce the need for manual labor for the company, as well as eliminating downtime and improving operator safety by reducing stress injuries.
Motoman was able to step up to this challenge and hit it out of the park, which is in line with their reputation as a top robotics company. They used a Motoman HP series machine loading robot with a Motoman controller, an indexing positioner, a custom gripper and two machine loading operator stations. The robot system was able to handle all the required parts, with a cycle time that was up to 30 percent faster than what the customer initially requested. The system also hits all the other points of reducing manual labor and increasing safety for the manufacturer.
When manufacturers are looking for robot systems like the one above from Motoman, they usually contact a robotics integrator like RobotWorx. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including Motoman Robotics. When you choose a company like RobotWorx to build your Motoman robot machine loader or workcell, you are getting a company that is dedicated to building you the perfect system to meet all of your needs.
For more information, contact RobotWorx online or at 740-251-4327.